plz help in stetting the time on my desktop.......

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VeeRa_red.hot.rod
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plz help in stetting the time on my desktop.......

Postby VeeRa_red.hot.rod » Fri May 08, 2009 9:08 am

hi everyone..........

i have installed linux mint yesterday. iam not able to change the system date and time as it is conveying that

unable to contact time server

cannot set date and time.........

plz help out frm getting out of this........

i'm a newby using linux for the 1st time.......plz donot laugh at me........

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Re: plz help in stetting the time on my desktop.......

Postby emorrp1 » Fri May 08, 2009 10:59 am

You should be able to set the time by right-clicking on the time applet, selecting "Adjust Date and Time" change something, then click "Set System Time".

If this still doesn't work, what version of mint are you running?
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Re: plz help in stetting the time on my desktop.......

Postby grimdestripador » Fri May 08, 2009 12:52 pm

I had the same problem. I used the command line "Date" to set my times. See the manual about displaying the string, then about setting the date with a string. Type it back in the mannor that it displayed the time you.
It would be somewhat like

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 date

Output:
Tue Aug 27 14:46:08 EST 2006

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date set="STRING"
date -s "2 OCT 2006 18:00:00"
date set="2 OCT 2006 18:00:00"

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Re: plz help in stetting the time on my desktop.......

Postby VeeRa_red.hot.rod » Sat May 09, 2009 3:13 am

thanq for your suggessions i got it.........


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